View Full Version : AR-10 Questions?

04-22-2008, 11:03 AM
Does anyone know what the difference between Fulton AR-10 lower.
And lowers that take Armalite? Could the fulton lower be converted to accept a Armalite upper?
What lowers other than Noveske & Heese will work with Armalite uppers?
Also if you can tell me the difference between the DPMS & Armalite where they fit into the Receiver.
Thanks for any help.

04-22-2008, 11:08 AM

04-22-2008, 11:10 AM
Fulton is basically a re-badged DPMS lower and is compatible with DPMS/Fulton and I believe POF uppers. I believe you can use an Armalite upper but it is highly not suggested due to the huge gap that will be in the upper at the rear due to the angle armalite uses. I may be wrong but I remember seeing picks of an armalite upper on a POF lower (DPMS based) and it fit but had a huge gap in it. Never heard of one being fired that way. A DPMS upper I do not believe will work on an armalite lower.

Armalite lowers will obviously work but are banned.

Note sure what you want from the last question.

04-22-2008, 11:22 AM
My main question is. Can I make the fulton compatible for armalite upper. You said i could but there's a gap. Where is the gap at in the back of the lower? How much gap? Could it be filled in? Then machined down to fit.

04-22-2008, 11:25 AM
What I meant was it will fit but I am not sure it will work. I doubt it will work.

Randall (ar15barrels) would be the best person to answer that question. The armalite has an angle cut into the receiver that is very flat. The DPMS based lower is cut to look more like a traditional Ar15 lower with the curve. The difference in the two will cause a gap in the upper/lower area.

04-22-2008, 12:56 PM
I believe that Cold War Shooters put one together for pictures .. Fulton Lower with an Armalite Upper. I don't recall that they actually 'test fired' it.

04-22-2008, 12:59 PM
Where is the gap at in the back of the lower? How much gap?



04-22-2008, 2:27 PM
Thanks for the picture Randall. I guess now I will have to buy a Noveske.

04-22-2008, 4:11 PM
This is the other picture...